Alextricity (382) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beer’s likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. There’s about a two finger head after the pour, but it isn’t long before it’s just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom.
Smell: I first thought it really smelled like woman’s shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer.
Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. It’s odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, I’m not complaining. The Citra (I believe they’re Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- it’s when it’s at its best, I think.
rondphoto (1266) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Weiland’s Market, Columbus. Hazy medium orange-amber, cirrus cloud head cover, fine streaks of lace. Nice looking. Rather strong for an American Pale Ale, starts with malt, but it soon succumbs to grapefruit hops that never let go. A little malt is there near the finish, but never is able to assert. For hop lovers, this is probably a good "go-to," for the rest of us, not enough to go with the hops.
RichardW (1306) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle beers of europe. Slightly earthy, with a peach & melon aroma and taste. The finish has a nice sharp orangey bite but softens at the last minute.
Nisse666 (3556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Rover cons 2013-12-12 Göteborg
Courtsey of packaging Peter
AP: dark reddish body, frothy white head
AR: peppery, pine, grape fruit
F: bitter grape, soap, pine, pineapple
ClassyBeagle (305) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: August 23, ’12.
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip.
A: Overpowering grapefruit scented hops.
A: Pours a bright copper color with a one finger off white head. Decent retention and some nice lacing throughout.
T: Bready caramel malts with a substantial grapefruit bitterness. Again, some resin, but this really seemed to aim for the grapefruit aspect of Citra hops.
P: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation.
O: Above average pale ale.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
4th November 2013
Almost clear amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is slightly dry with mild minerally carbonation. Dry malt with a touch of cream. Mellow hops. Mild orange peel. Finishes dry with moderate bitterness. Okay but I wonder if this is a little ’grey market’ aged tiredness.
spacecube (523) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On keg, golden brown with a white head, aroma is light caramel & biscuit malt, floral and mild citrus hops coming through, finish moderate bitter. Pretty good.
Palme (2710) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Mudville 9. A crystal clear golden one with a good looking dense and kinda lasting white top. Smells softly malty, a little bit of sweetness here and only subtle traces of grassy hops. Somewhat mild on the nose you’d might say. Tastes nice. A little bit of candy sweetness here, green pine cones and a light soapy bitterness. Not bad at all. Soft oily on the mouthfeel and just about average on the carbonation. Easy to drink, some dryness and a swiff of minerals in the finish. 20.06.2013
olio (4833) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Enjoy by 03.12.2013.
Pours clear copper color with a large head. Aroma is very malty and nutty, some wet hay and faint hops with mild fruity notes. Flavor is also malty and nutty, resinous hops, caramel malts and grape fruits. Soft carbonation, bitter malty palate. A little past it’s prime it seems.
ration (1843) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
031113. Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma light hops, citrus. Slightly sweet light body. Not Bad.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma of strong floral hops, citrus and pale malts. Flavour of strong floral hops, citrus, rather strong herbal notes, marmalade, biscuit, pine needles and white grapes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes bitter, dry and citrusy. Good.